Question Sager 9150/Clevo p150em bios update and Nvidia gtx670m issue

Infikiran

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I have come across a Sager 9150 aka Clevo p150em specs below:

CPU: Intel Core i7 3610qm
Ram: 16GB ddr3 1600
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670m
Hard Drive: SanDisk Ultra 3D 512GB SSD

I was able to get Windows 10 to install without issue and drivers worked, however, it was still running the oldest bios version, which had issues with the hybrid sleep causing it to hang when idle. I upgraded the BIOS to the latest version, which is "BIOS V 1.02.17 ". Now windows will not recognize the graphics card at all. It is defaulting to Intel integrated graphics. The secondary adapter is showing in device manager as "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter". I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver. I have also tried uninstalling and clean installing Windows 10 to no effect.

When I go to install the driver from Nvidia is says "Compatible graphics adapter not found", even though I'm trying to install the same driver I was using before the update. Any ideas?
 

Infikiran

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Try the driver from the laptop support site.
This has been resolved. Turns out I didn't have the correct power adapter for this laptop. The latest bios disables the nvidia graphics adapter when the laptop is running on battery or not receiving enough power. Buying a new adapter fixed this.

Thanks.
 

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